10 Quick Actions To Apply Right Now For Massive Blog Success

Over the years you can learn a lot from the success of others which is why it’s important to do research each time your thinking about starting something new. Blogging is no exception and much of what I’ve learned has come from people who have been in the industry for years. We are fortunate they share their experiences allowing us to streamline what we’re trying to do avoiding the pitfalls along the way. For example, starting a successful blog can be very difficult because you have so many options when it comes to hosting, marketing and writing content. Imagine the amount of time you’ll waste trying every approach before finding one which works well. That’s why it’s important to have a mentor who’ll be able to show you what works and what doesn’t allowing you to generate massive blog success.

Over the years I’ve noticed that there are around “10” quick tips which will get you moving in the right direction. Let’s look at them in order. Enjoy!

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1) Start Building Email List

The amount of return visitors you can generate through an email list is enormous. It’s important you start implementing this strategy from day-1 so that you build a solid foundation of people who come back regularly. With a list, you become less dependent on external sources of traffic which are often inaccurate and expensive. Imagine spending hundreds of dollars each month to drive traffic to your blog when you can have people returning for free. Next,

With a growing email list you are increasing the chances of someone purchasing a product or sharing your content each time they come back to your blog. Setting up a list is NOT difficult as you have many options available. These platforms provide an complete solution so once you sign-up your ready to go. Aweber.com and Mailchimp.com have a growing reputation and are credible.

2) Write Down Post Ideas

One of the hardest things when growing your blog is consistently coming up with unique content ideas. People come back to your blog to find fresh new content and when they don’t it can push them away. Carry around journal or use your mobile notepad to write down ideas as they come to you. Many times you’ll think of post ideas as your walking down the side-walk or browsing online so have a handy tool ready to write them down immediately.

Be careful! If you don’t write them down immediately you might forget them, which means “1” less content idea gone down the drain.

3) Add Social Buttons

Social media can generate huge traffic so it’s important you start utilizing it right away. People love sharing unique high quality content so encourage visitors to share by adding buttons above and below your content. Did you know over 500 million people are on Facebook? Having social buttons on your blog gives you access to these people which can create enormous buzz and engagement for your content. People who visit your blog represent a massive marketing opportunity, so take advantage of this right away or you’ll miss out on viral traffic.

If you are using blogging platforms you can simply add buttons by installing a plug-in. Next, make sure you use plug-ins which give you access to all the major social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google +.

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4) Network With Bloggers

When your blogging about a specific topic you know your going to have competition. There are two ways you can approach this situation: First, you can try to compete, but you’ll be up against some bloggers who have been in the industry for several years. Secondly, you can work with them which can help grow your blog. Your objective is to make a list of the top bloggers within your niche and start a reach-out campaign with them. Why?

The strategy is simple. You can write content for them and have them promote it to thousands of active readers. The ones I’ve seen succeed the fastest are the ones which band together and share ideas. One of the best strategies which you’ll learn later is “guest blogging” because it can drive enormous “relevant” traffic to your blog.

5) Learn SEO Basics

If your a blog owner it’s important to know the fundamentals of SEO. Knowing the basics will help you optimize your pages and content for organic rankings. It’s no secret organic traffic can be vital to a blogs success because it’s free targeted traffic which can convert to sales and leads. However, if you don’t know the fundamentals hiring someone to do the work for you can get very expensive. A good SEO company charges anywhere from $700/mo – 1000/mo which can be very expensive for someone whose just starting out.

The good news is bloggers who’ve been in the industry for years have done a great job providing free resources. If you type in “SEO basics” in Google you’ll receive thousands of search results all providing you with the information you need. Take some time and learn just the basics so you can apply it to your blog as you create pages and publish content.

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6) Regular Posting Schedule

Keeping a regular posting schedule is important for growing your blog and building loyalty from your readers. One of the toughest things to overcome is the inability to consistently write fresh new content. Imagine having a visitor come to your blog, read content they enjoy and leave because no new content has been published since. Google has even added a “freshness” update to their algorithm so people who consistently publish content will enjoy higher rankings within the SERP’s. The more content produced by a blogger means more frequent indexing by search engines.

Here are some tips you can implement into your writing to produce content more frequently…

First, don’t overdo it because setting a schedule where you publish 8 times a week is unrealistic. Keep something which is simply and will allow you to publish high quality content. A good rule of thumb to follow is 3-4 times per month. Next, plan ahead so you’ll know what to expect when you sit down to write. You can create an outline and write down sub-headings to streamline your content writing.

Another great strategy is to spread out your writing so you don’t get tired writing 1500+ words in one sitting. Get in the habit of writing 400 words daily and after 4 days you’ll have 1600 words of high quality content.

7) Implement Guest Blogging

The power of guest blogging has never been questioned and it can boost your traffic in one day. The key is to find people who are in the same niche as you and have established a solid reputation over the years. It’s time to start building a list of high authority relevant blogs within your niche and contacting them about guest blogging opportunities. Keep in mind…

When submitting “guest posts” it’s important you submit only the best content. A rule of thumb is to submit the quality of content you would when publishing on your own blog. Make sure content is relevant to the blog your submitting to and perform keyword research to find “HOT” topics trending in the community.

Getting published as a guest blogger can drive enormous relevant traffic to your blog. Getting published on a blog with 50,000 visitors a month means these are all potential visitors to your blog which is important when building your brand awareness.

8) Influential Interviews

When your just starting out it can be difficult to have all the answers. There are some effective ways to grow your blog and be able to get the right answers to your visitors. It’s a popular trend to interview influential people within your niche which can be important to build popularity and grow traffic during the early stages of your blog. Start by doing a quick search in Google and create a list of top 20 relevant blogs within your niche. Next,

Do some research writing down the questions people have within your niche. For example, if your blog is about “link building” strategies then write down the common questions people have about link building. When you have 10-15 questions you can start an outreach campaign contacting influential bloggers asking them for their help. Make sure you are genuine in your approach and explain a little bit about yourself. If they agree, send them the questions and do a quick follow-up a few weeks later if you haven’t heard back from them.

9) New Posts Types

It’s important to change things up providing visitors with a twist each time you publish new content. Why? People relate to different types of content so provide them with various different formats. This helps keep more readers engaged and can increase readership and loyalty overtime. For example, it’s becoming more important to use visual aids within your content because it helps people understand your content more clearly. If you only write text then you might want to try some of these other formats…

  • add images to content
  • add videos to content
  • use infographics
  • list type post
  • blogging Interviews
  • product reviews

10) Do Case Studies

Case studies is a different “post format” however I didn’t include it with the above because it has a life of its own. Case studies are probably the best piece of content you can publish for your readers. These are posts which are proof that a concept works and if followed by people they can achieve the same results. With case studies you’ll start off with a mission and perform a series of steps documenting your progress along the way. You goal is to achieve your desired goal and showing people how you did it while providing proof that the concept works.

Case studies are relevant to your niche so you can attract enormous relevant traffic to your blog. For example, if your trying to rank keywords within “1” month using a new link building technique and it works your content can go viral. It’s important to choose a popular topic and conquer it making sure you achieve what you set out to do. Now remember, when doing a case study it can take months before you complete your content so get ready for a lengthy task ahead.

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27 thoughts on “10 Quick Actions To Apply Right Now For Massive Blog Success”

  1. Suraj KC says:

    Thanks for this info. I’ll do the same as this post/ article says.

  2. Durga Moktan says:

    Nice tips for bloggers. And they are infact a fact.

  3. Akhilesh says:

    I was working from a long time on my blog.
    I was not able to make it successful but i want to say thanks to you for sharing this article.
    Now, i hope i will be successful with my blog.

    1. I have to admit it’s tough to get started with blogging, as their are so many out there. One idea that would really help is youtube, as this is the biggest traffic source online and a great way to get backlinks to your blog

  4. Ranuka says:

    Hi Rizvan,

    A really good post for all bloggers.

    Don’t forget that interlinking also 🙂

  5. Guest posting is something I need to work on this year. Its been a good source of traffic and I had been neglecting it for a couple of months.

    Great pointers and I would love to add active participation in forums and social media too

  6. Thank you man for sharing.. i ahev now an Idea for my next post

  7. Ugo says:

    This is 2015.

    Is blogging still alive?

  8. Ken says:

    Hey Rizvan,

    Excellent article. Using case studies is a great suggestion. The facts are already there, so don’t have to work so hard to convince people about the accuracy or efficacy of your content.

  9. Tom says:

    Great post Rizvan. I just need to work on guest blogging and always have slots available.

    John has put together a great resource for bloggers.

  10. faisal says:

    Awesome tips.

  11. Joe Aro says:

    Good information. I think points 1 & 6 are the most important. I remember John Chow saying “if you have good content the SEO takes care of itself”, and I agree. For me #6 is key . . . consistency. ‘Rinse & repeat’! Keep you audience in mind, always. Write what the audience wants to read, not just what you have to say.

    The entertainment news today is about a Broadway show closing. That $15 million dollar investment didn’t deliver what an audience wanted to see. The same is with your blog.

    Consistency is not just adhering to a schedule. Be consistent with your message and post focus. Don’t jump all over the place.

  12. Andre Amsing says:

    John always shares fantastic stuff on his blog. Like Sangeetha says I’ve been neglecting guest blogging. Every time I’ve done it, I’ve had a surge in traffic. I’ll be documenting case studies this year too, probably in video format. I’m not strong on social media but as soon as I put some of my videos on Google +, Linkedin, and my Fan Page I got 8 of them ranked on page one of Google. I’ve been doing more keyword studies too which helps. But I think doing a video of every blog post is a powerful combination. Just look for my review on John Chow’s eBook…ha ha!
    Have fun writing,
    Andre

  13. egiova says:

    Good post, concise and precise. Personnaly I’ll add a bookmark service for keeping all sources actualized and it’s also a good way to keep post inspiration organized. I use Diigo but there’s a lot more.
    Thanks, and Happy New Year 2015

  14. When you focus on learning basic SEO, I advise you pay special attention to keyword research and get good at creating sound, long tail search terms to use as topic headers and key meta elements, (H tags, link anchor text, image alt tags). Learn to focus on low competition, moderate to high return terms within your niche and you’ll rank very fast and have traffic on demand.

  15. Faizan says:

    Really good tips from Mr. Rizvan Ullah. I am hoping to implement these on my blog. I definitely agree that case studies can be really powerful if done correctly.

  16. Hey thanks John will keep in my files for future reference thanks a lot

  17. Minny sandhu says:

    Thanks for these tips. It’s a really helpful info for new bloggers. I can really see myself applying most of these tips. Good luck to all who just started out.

  18. Dear John sir,
    The above 10 steps are very informative. It is very helpful for my full time blogging career.
    Thank you sir

    regards
    Satish Kumar Ithamsetty

  19. Johnn Ukonu says:

    Thank you John for the tips.

    Regards,
    John Ukonu.

  20. Hieu Luong says:

    Perfect tips. I will follow your guide to develop my blog.
    Thank you so much!

  21. John,

    These ten tips are good guidelines from which to work. You provide specific steps to help us move in the right direction. Thank you.

  22. Vanessa Ally says:

    I’m glad to read this article that is an additional learning and many great insights here. It’s very inspiring article. Thanks for sharing. It’s such a great post.

  23. Barry Loewen says:

    Sad to see the misuse of language so rampant. When using your to mean you are, it should be you’re. I would think a successful person would be able to afford some real editing to keep amateur writing errors out of the blog posts. One or two times is forgiven but it is one error repeated often in this blog.

    1. John Chow says:

      We do it on purpose just to piss off the grammar nazis. 😛

  24. While this is great content, buying high pr backlinks still works. Keyword research is very important in ranking a webpage.

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